Obama Channels Reverend Wright

By Colin Flaherty - Posted at Illinois Family Action:


After 11 years of hiding and hinting, the real Barack Obama is back.

The guy who spent twenty years listening to Reverend Jeremiah Wright preach the gospel of racial hostility has decided it is just too much trouble to keep his black-on-white resentment all bottled up. 

So the president put it on full display last week at the eulogy for the pastor who was a victim in the Charleston mass murder.

And what we saw was quite a bit different than the fresh-faced, new-vision, ‘put race behind us’ guy who electrified the country with his speech to the Democrat National Convention in 2004.

Remember that guy? “This is why you go into this business, to watch a speech like that.” said David Brooks on PBS immediately following the speech. “It’s a shame the networks aren’t covering this tonight because they just missed a bit of history.”

“He lit it up,” said Mark Shields

And on and on and on. A post-racial media star was born.

When he made his national debut, Obama was still a State Senator from Illinois, getting ready for a run at the U.S. Senate. And despite what he was hearing in church, racial resentment appeared to be the farthest thing from his mind:

“There is not a conservative America, there is not a liberal America, there is the United States of America,” he told an excited crowd assembled to nominate John Kerry to be the President. “There is not a black America and a white America, and Latino America and Asian America. There’s the United States (dramatic pause) of America.”

The crowd was on its feet. Even Jesse Jackson.

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